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City Hunter 

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Ryô Saeba is a private eye known as the "City Hunter" who likes to be hired by beautiful girls. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered. Ryô has to take care of Hideyuki's ... See full summary »
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Akira Kamiya ...  Ryo Saeba 51 episodes, 1987-1988
Kazue Ikura ...  Kaori Makimura 48 episodes, 1987-1988
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Ryô Saeba is a private eye known as the "City Hunter" who likes to be hired by beautiful girls. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered. Ryô has to take care of Hideyuki's sister, Kaori, who becomes his new partner. However, Kaori is much more jealous and often hits him with a giant hammer. Written by Greg Philip <greg_philip@hotmail.com>

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Japan

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Japanese

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6 April 1987 (Japan) See more »

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Aniplex, Sunrise See more »
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(51 episodes)

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Mono

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Color
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Ryo Saeba's catchphrase is the word "mokkori". The word means "bulging", referring to a large body part (usually female) popping out under cloth. See more »

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Followed by City Hunter: .357 Magnum (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Running to Horizon
(Opening Theme 1989)
Lyrics by Komuro Mitsuko
Music, Arrangement and Production by Komuro Tetsuya
Performed by TM Network
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when the police can't help you, hire City Hunter
30 May 2002 | by gjhongSee all my reviews

Ryo Saeba calls himself a "sweeper". When you have trouble that needs to be cleaned up, when you need an "equalizer" you can hire the City Hunter by writing "XYZ" on a certain bulletin board in the rough part of town. Ryo will do "hits" or he can provide bodyguard services. He is an expert marksman and is proficient at hand-to-hand combat. His only weakness: pretty girls. Ryo is his own worst enemy when it comes to women. He can't help but act like a playboy. Luckily his partner Kaori is around to keep his lust in check. The series is mostly serious but is broken up by Ryo's inappropriate actions towards females. In situations like that Kaori pulls a giant hammer out of nowhere and smashes Ryo flat. I assume that recurring gag means that she is actually punching him in the face. On rare occasions Ryo did get to meet a pretty woman who wouldn't run away.

This classic was shown at a local anime club and the first TV series is available in the US from ADV. Don't forget to look for the yearly specials that came after the TV show ended. Also check out the live-action Jackie Chan version.


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